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I am not able to extract subject and predicate of the following sentences.

(1) Cruelty to animals shoud be prevented.

(2) Once there was a little child.

(3) Here are the packs of cards.

Could anyone extract subject and predicate from the above sentences?
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(1) Cruelty to animals / should be prevented = S / P

(2) Once / there / was / a little child = P (adv) / false S / P (verb) / S

(3) Here are / the packs of cards = P / S
Mister Micawber(1) Cruelty to animals / should be prevented = S / P

(3) Here are / the packs of cards = P / S

(2) Once / there / was / a little child = P (adv) / false S / P (verb) / S [What is false (S) means?)

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Once / there / was / a little child = P (adv) / false S / P (verb) / S
Introductory or existential there postpones the real subject, and is sometimes called a false subject; other grammarians call there the grammatical subject and child the notional subject. Take your pick.
Mister Micawber
Once / there / was / a little child = P (adv) / false S / P (verb) / S
Introductory or existential there postpones the real subject, and is sometimes called a false subject; other grammarians call there the grammatical subject and child the notional subject. Take your pick.

Thank you.
Some more sentences :

Please excuse our coming a little late.

I must insist on your coming early.

Do you mind my smoking a pipe?

Where is subject and predicate in the above sentences?
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How about taking a guess yourself? I'm sure that you can at least find the verb and its complement or object. The remainder will be S.
Mister MicawberHow about taking a guess yourself? I'm sure that you can at least find the verb and its complement or object. The remainder will be S.

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I am guessing. You check whether right or wrong.
Please excuse our coming a little late.
I must insist on your coming early.
Do you mind my smoking a pipe?

In first sentence; I think,
Subject -------------- Please excuse
Predicate ----------------- our coming a little late. (Because : our --- object, coming --- verb, a little late --- object complement)
In second sentence, I think,
I ----------------- subject
must insist on your coming early ---------- Predicate
In third sentence, I think,
Subject : ................ You
Predicate : ................ Do mind my smoking a pipe.
Two out of three! #2 and #3 are correct.

#1 is wrong.

Please excuse our coming a little late. Coming is a non-finite form of the verb come-- it has the same function as coming in the next sentence. What is the main, finite verb of the sentence?
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